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Knossos Archaeological Site

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Address: KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 2810-23-19-40
Description: Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour

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A must see when in Crete!

I was expecting this visit since a long time and when we finally went to Crete on holiday, I couldn't wait for this day trip. It is really worth the journey, we rent a car, very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

It was one of my reasons to visit Crete. Even when heavily reconstructed, there's a lot of original structures to admire, one can easily spend the day wandering through the ruins imagining how life must have been then. I drove easily to the site, as it is very well signaled on the road system.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I was expecting this visit since a long time and when we finally went to Crete on holiday, I couldn't wait for this day trip. It is really worth the journey, we rent a car, very easy to find, even if you do not know the language. Everyone is really very friendly and a guide can accompany you while visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

really interesting tour, a lot to see, beautiful panorama and landscape, a good way to spend a historical moment in the Island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Went there in May 2015. Connected with many buses from the bus station; you can get there very easily and quickly. The people at the entrance are very kind, they will store your luggage to let you enjoy more the walk in the site. There are a few guides that will drive you in the site, or you can explore... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this site thirty years ago and since then the frescoes and urns amongst other things have been moved to the Archaeological museum in Heraklion where you need to purchase a separate ticket at Knossos. So this was a disappointment for us. Also some of the paintwork has been touched up so it does not look ancient.The ruins of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visited here on the request of my 10 year old daughter. It was quite interesting with offers of tour guides if required. Only a couple of restaurants opposite but lots of gift shops. Good place to go if you are interested in this type of thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you're visitng Crete for the first time, you have to visit Knossos, yes it's touristy but there's a reason it's one of the most impt. archelogical digs in Greece. It's actually quite intesting, partially restored and very very large. I would recommend hiring a tour guide when you get there. There's a plethora of them in the front

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is the second time I visit here and each time I learn something new, I enjoy the surroundings, the history behind, so if you go there, please be sure to get a guide to explain the site, it is truly great to see that this place still exists and it is available to us for a very low fee.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I've been waiting my entire life to see this palace and wasn't as thrilled as I thought I'd be when I saw it. I didn't like what Evans did to the reconstruction... he seemed more interested in building drama as opposed to actual archaeology. It was very frustrating for me personally but it was a beautiful place. If you really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Whilst Knossos is clearly a must see on Crete, you have to accept that there is more than an element of the creative in Evans example of restoration. A good guide is essential to help you understand what you are seeing

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